Formula 1 98

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Formula 1 98
Formula 1 98
Cover art
Developer(s) Visual Science
Publisher(s) Psygnosis
Platform(s) PlayStation
Release date(s)
  • EU October 30, 1998
  • NA November 30, 1998
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Multiplayer
Distribution CD-ROM

Formula 1 98 is a video game first released in Europe on October 30, 1998 for the Sony PlayStation, and was developed by Psygnosis which held the official Formula 1 game licence at the time.

Jarno Trulli appears on the front cover of this edition, however some other versions (such as the British version) have the 1998 World Champion, Mika Häkkinen, on the front cover, and in the United States version, it has Eddie Irvine on the cover. The British version of the front cover also has the ITV logo, the official broadcasters of F1 in the UK at the time.

Overview[edit]

Following the departure of Bizarre Creations, Psygnosis offered Reflections Interactive the chance to develop Formula 1 98. However, they pulled out to make Driver. Visual Science were hired to make the game. As a result of this the game ended up being very poorly received by various gaming publications.[citation needed]

The game was a bestseller in the UK.[1]

Circuits[edit]

The game features 16 official Formula One circuits based on the 1998 Formula One season.

Reception[edit]

PlayStation Power gave the game a review of 69%, noting that "Psygnosis have managed to cock up the one uncockupable licence on the PlayStation" and that it was far worse than both F1 '97 and the original F1 game on the PlayStation.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK Playstation sales chart, January 1999, published in Official UK PlayStation Magazine issue 40
  2. ^ PlayStation Power #33 (December 1998), p. 106–108

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